You may not expect to be injured as you’re shopping, dining, or visiting attractions around Casselberry, FL, but dangerous conditions on a property can cause serious accidents. If you’re injured as a result of such an incident, your losses may be devastating. Fortunately, Florida law protects your rights by allowing you to seek compensation for your losses. You can trust our Casselberry slip and fall attorneys at the Benenati Law Firm to advocate on your behalf, so please contact our office to discuss your claim.

Florida Law on Premises Liability Claims

Slip and fall accidents fall under premises liability laws, which cover any type of injury-causing incident that happens because of a property owner’s negligent acts. In a case based upon negligence, you must prove:

  • The property owner had the legal duty to ensure the premises are safe for others;
  • The owner, occupier, or other party in control of the property failed in this duty;
  • The breach of duty led to an accident; and,
  • You suffered losses as a result of your injuries.

Another essential element in a slip and fall case is compliance with the Florida statute of limitations. This law allows you four years from the date of the incident to file a claim in court to seek compensation. If you don’t sue the negligent property owner, you are forever barred from recovering monetary damages.